I have heard that the campground on Sugarloaf Key may not be coming back after Hurricane Irma wrecked the place. I've never stayed there but I have heard from customers who loved it.
It's not surprising either as they had spacious shady lots and access to the water along with a marina with all facilities. I had friends staying there and the place was clean as new pin when I went to viist them with a bunch of really friendly people.
So I guess the rumor I heard that a hotel may be in the works would be bad news for campers who wanted a nice space just 20 miles from Key West. On the other hand if a hotel really were in the works there are I'm sure plenty of people who could be persuaded to stay there or work there.
There is still plenty of construction underway around the Keys as slow moving insurance money gets paid out and this year we seem to have a pretty strong Spring Break as I see lots of traffic and many more calls for service at work at night. And one of them are staying here, eighteen months after the hurricane.
If you do check the website you will find essentially a static page promising information at some future date but rebuilding seems a rather hopeful term that is not reflected on the ground.
Later we stopped out on the highway to get the photo of the billboard and I took a look at the road and the clouds and usually this time of year campground residents would be out walking biking and fishing but there was nobody there.